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Allegations of Online Fundraising Success Need Proof

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 24 2008

Yesterday, something like $15 million to $20 million allegedly was donated to the Clinton, Obama and McCain campaigns online. We don't really know for sure. Read More

The Clinton-Obama Money Chase Continues [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 24 2008

So now the Clinton campaign is walking back has clarified its post-PA fundraising numbers (and I'm clarifying my initial post as well). As I noted yesterday, the campaign's finance co-chair Hassan Nemazee left the ... Read More

Show Us Some Real Money, Hillary!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, April 23 2008

As I suspected, the "Hillary raised $10 million online overnight"<?a> report that the Washington Post ran with earlier today was too good to be true. I don't know if the mistake is the reporter's or if someone at ... Read More

Show Us the Money, Hillary! [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, April 23 2008

The Clinton campaign says it raised $2.5 million online last night in the three hours after the Pennsylvania primary was called, and 80% of that came from new donors. But the nonpartisan Campaign Finance Institute ... Read More

Pre-liveblogging my talk at Politics Web 2.0 (heh)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, April 18 2008

Here are my notes for the talk I'm about to give at Politics Web 2.0 on "The Revolution Will Be Networked: How Open Source Politics is Emerging in America.” (Caveat emptor, your experience may vary.) Read More

Pre-liveblogging my talk at Politics Web 2.0 (heh)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, April 18 2008

Here are my notes for the talk I'm about to give at Politics Web 2.0 on "The Revolution Will Be Networked: How Open Source Politics is Emerging in America.” (Caveat emptor, your experience may vary.) Read More

PoliticsWeb2.0: Rating Candidate Sites, Dealing with Communication Overload

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, April 18 2008

Guess what? Close academic study of the presidential candidates reveals that the Democrats' site provided more information and participation opportunities, and were more professionally designed, than the Republicans'. ... Read More

PoliticsWeb2.0: Rating Candidate Sites, Dealing with Communication Overload

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, April 18 2008

Guess what? Close academic study of the presidential candidates reveals that the Democrats' site provided more information and participation opportunities, and were more professionally designed, than the Republicans'. ... Read More

PoliticsWeb2.0: The Rise of Trickle-Up Politics

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 17 2008

Here are my notes on a very interesting talk by Rachel Gibson of the University of Manchester, titled "Trickle-up Politics? The Impact of Web 2.0 technologies on citizen participation." I think you'll find her overview ... Read More

PoliticsWeb2.0: The Rise of Trickle-Up Politics

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 17 2008

Here are my notes on a very interesting talk by Rachel Gibson of the University of Manchester, titled "Trickle-up Politics? The Impact of Web 2.0 technologies on citizen participation." I think you'll find her overview ... Read More

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RSS Feed friday >

First POST: Spoilers

How the GOP hasn't fixed its tech talent gap; the most tech-savvy elected official in America, and the most tech-savvy state-wide candidate; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Hot Spots

How Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is making inroads in China; labor protests among Uber drivers spread to more cities; new data about the prevalence of online harassment; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Reminders

Why the RNC hasn't managed to reboot how Republican campaigns use voter data; new ways of using phone banking to get out the vote; how the UK's digital director is still ahead of the e-govt curve; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Patient Zero

Monica Lewinsky emerges with a mission to fight cyber-bullying; Marc Andreessen explains his political philosophy; tech donors to MayDay PAC get pushback from Congressional incumbents; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Front Pagers

How Facebook's trending topics feed is wrecking political news; debating the FBI's need for an encrypted phone "backdoor"; democratizing crisis data; and much, much more. GO

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